Topic: Alexander Wang

Red Carpet Rundown: The 2013 CFDA Awards (You Know, The Oscars Of Fashion)

Red Carpet Rundown: The 2013 CFDA Awards (You Know, The Oscars Of Fashion)

The CFDA Awards went down last night and the big winners were Proenza Schouler (womenswear designer of the year), Phillip Lim (accessories designer of the year) and Suno (Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent in Womenswear). Oh, and everyone who’s famous for their red carpet presence showed up too–Jessica Chastain, Rooney Mara, Kerry Washington and a whole slew of models.

Here’s what the very stylish and the very victimized wore to the so-called Oscars of fashion.
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The Alexander Wang Spring 2013 Ads Are Actually Kind Of Insane, NSFW

The Alexander Wang Spring 2013 Ads Are Actually Kind Of Insane, NSFW

A few days ago, we saw the first ad for the Alexander Wang Spring 2013 collection (above). It featured (the truly great, truly beautiful) Polish model Malgosia Bela and, strikingly, no clothing whatsoever. Why, we fashion bloggers wondered, would a fashion campaign feature no fashion? This was all starting to seem a little masturbatory for us, but then the rest of the campaign dropped and… it’s pretty great!

Steven Klein shot the set, in which Bela is styled (by Patti Wilson) like a futuristic warrior but also haunted cave woman? We don’t know.  And, yes, there are clothes.

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Shopping Guide: 17 Exciting Ankle Boots That’ll Add Some Life To Boring Winter Looks

Shopping Guide: 17 Exciting Ankle Boots That'll Add Some Life To Boring Winter Looks

The weather is shitty.

A nice way to pass the time when you can’t go outside is online shopping (well, online window shopping). At the moment, we’re interested in ankle boots of the Winter-friendly variety (no stillettos, no slender heels)–basically, closed toe leather boots for clomping down slick streets. Bonus points if they liven up drab winter staples like puffer jackets and scarves. More »

Kristen Stewart Comes Really Really Close To Smiling For Marie Claire

Kristen Stewart Comes Really Really Close To Smiling For Marie Claire

Kristen Stewart is still pounding the pavement for the last installment of Twilight (in addition to promoting her upcoming Kerouac-based indie, On the Road)–and she’s got some Balenciaga duties to uphold. Along the promotional trail, she landed the cover of Australian Marie Claire, and not only gave them a few weirdly puffy, positive quotes (we’ll get to that) she even almost smiled (above). More »

Shopping Guide: 25 Excellent Ways To Wear Oxblood Right Now

Shopping Guide: 25 Excellent Ways To Wear Oxblood Right Now

If you’ve been paying much attention to the fashion press lately, you probably know all about oxblood. The dark, wine-ish shade of red has been dominating runways for a season or two now, at Gucci, YSL, Valentino, Alexander Wang, Alexander McQueen, Acne, Miu Miu and more (it’s also all over red carpets, especially as beauty). For those of you who can’t go out and drop a few grand on a trend-straddling McQueen frock coat, though, we’ve got a few more affordable options (and some aspirational pieces to oogle too). More »

Bullish for Fashion Week: 3 Surprising Career Philosophies from Designers

Bullish for Fashion Week: 3 Surprising Career Philosophies from Designers

You can’t make it in the art world if all you want to do is make art–you’re running a business, and it takes a fiendish work ethic and the willingness to look outside your own field for ideas and expertise.

The fashion world seems to operate in much the same way: unless you’re born into a famed fashion family, you’ll have a hard time making it in fashion if all you care about is fashion. More »

Shopping Guide: Now’s The Time To Buy Chelsea Boots

Shopping Guide: Now's The Time To Buy Chelsea Boots

So we were outside TheGloss‘ Manhattan office last week and spotted a girl in Dr Martens (which we actively look for, apparently, because we’re still a friendless goth teenager). Upon looking a little closer, we realized they were actually a Dr Martens’ version of chelsea boots, which we had never seen and found kind of surprising. The short, suctioned ankle boot was a staple of the mod scene and enjoys a resurgence about every ten years–also! when spray-painted glossy white, they’re the unofficial shoe of the Stormtroopers in Star Wars–so we decided now would be a good time to go looking for a pair. While window shopping over the weekend, we then noticed approximately 60,000* other girls wearing Chelsea boots. …Which means we have an exploding trend on our hands. Moreover, an “It” shoe that’s walkable and practical is about the only kind we can get behind. So, without further ado… More »